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Political action you never knew you wanted

Mariah Sickler, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

Editor’s Note: The Observer’s November book recommendation is Daniel O’Malley’s “The Rook,” a supernatural action novel that combines a British bureaucracy with mystery and comedy. Pick it up if you’re looking for a distraction between midterms or over break. Imagine the two scariest...

Diverse home cooking takes center stage

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The day after the winners of “The Big Family Cooking Showdown” (BFCS)  were revealed across the pond, the BBC show appeared on Netflix in its entirety. Designed to fill the void left by “The Great British Bake Off” when it jumped to Channel 4, “BFCS” struggled to recreate the magic that made...

Maroon 5 releases most cohesive album yet

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Maroon 5 released their last full-length album, “V.” While the group steadily released singles and went on an extensive world tour to fill that gap, they’re finally back with their sixth studio album, “Red Pill Blues.” The album is packed...

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The first weekend of November marked The Case Western Reserve University Footlighters’ production of the Broadway classic “Into the Woods.” Over the course of four shows in three days, Nov. 2-4, the orchestra, cast and crew, led by director and second-year student Giuliana Conte, took audiences ...

“Unapologetically” is a country dream

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Kelsea Ballerini’s second album “Unapologetically” elevates Ballerini to country queen royalty among the likes of Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert. Of course, that’s completely my opinionーthere’s no ranking for these thingsーbut just listen to “Miss Me More” and try to deny that th...

Rihanna shines on N.E.R.D. comeback track

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The long dormant side project of The Neptunes, N.E.R.D., has returned with a surprise comeback that is sure to turn into a bop.   Released Nov. 1, “Lemon” is the first new song from N.E.R.D. since their album, “Nothing,” was released in 2010.  The funk rock/hip hop trio comprised of Pharre...

Starbucks’ Halloween drink has mixed reviews

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Over the past few years, Starbucks has released more specialty limited-edition drinks. At the beginning of the year, the Unicorn Frappucino was added to the menu and began a craze amongst students and other community members. In order to help celebrate Halloween this year, Starbucks introduced the Zombie...

Have fun off campus this weekend

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 3   What: Night Market: Fengjia Where: Thwing Atrium Time: 6-9 p.m. Notes: Free entry but multiple tickets must be purchased for food, games and activities at five tickets for $2 or 14 tickets for $5; Taiwanese American Student Association’s sixth annual night marke...

A much needed end to midterms

A much needed end to midterms

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

When midterms are winding down and the weekend of Halloween is upon the Case Western Reserve University campus, students are in desperate need of something fun to do, and the University Program Board (UPB) knows this too well. The groups fall halloween-themed fall concert, Trick or Trap, featured rap...

Things get even weirder, mostly in a good way

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

"Stranger Things 2" is the sequel to The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things,” which became an instant classic last year after it was released by Netflix. The first season followed the journey of friends Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair and Dustin Henderson as they try to find their friend Will Byers...

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